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Is OxyContin or hydromorphine stronger?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Which is stronger?

Neither hydromorphone (dilaudid) nor OxyContin (oxycodone) is "stronger".
"Stronger" effect depends on the dose of the med in equivalents. I notice ur med list includes both of these drugs and lorazepam, a benzodiazepine. All of these meds can cause addiction & all are respiratory depressants. Effects will be additive if taken 2gether. Talk 2 ur doc abt the right medication choices for you.

In brief: Which is stronger?

Neither hydromorphone (dilaudid) nor OxyContin (oxycodone) is "stronger".
"Stronger" effect depends on the dose of the med in equivalents. I notice ur med list includes both of these drugs and lorazepam, a benzodiazepine. All of these meds can cause addiction & all are respiratory depressants. Effects will be additive if taken 2gether. Talk 2 ur doc abt the right medication choices for you.
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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